The 22 Best Inspiring Quotes for Fear and Failure

What we choose in life is based in large part on what we ardently believe we deserve. Lucy Kovalova-Woods

What we choose in life is based in large part on what we ardently believe we deserve. Lucy Kovalova-Woods

So, what’s the secret of overcoming fear? 

The way we think and feel about our self, including our beliefs and expectations about what is possible for us, determines everything that happens to us. 

When we change the quality of our thinking, we change the quality of our life, sometimes instantly. Just as positive words can make someone smile or a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our thoughts react to the world in real-time. 

We have complete control over only one thing in the universe — our thinking – and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

  1. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein

  2. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost

  3. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale

  4. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky

  5. I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan

  6. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart

  7. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth

  8. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone

  9. Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse

  10. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon

  11. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale

  12. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

  13. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll

  14. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

  15. The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha

  16. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

  17. An unexamined life is not worth living. – Attributed to Socrates

  18. Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen

  19. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

  20. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi

  21. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey

  22. Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso

About Lucy Kovalova-Woods

Lucy is vice-president and executive coach at Woods Kovalova Group. She has earned an MBA from Liverpool University. Lucy has coached and consulted clients who hail from Singapore, Haiti, Kenya and South America. To work with Lucy connect with her here.